Monday, February 15, 2010

The Next Six Weeks

I am recovering from a back injury.
Not really sure how I injured my back, but I did.
While resting my back and while my mother
came over to help, I was able to do lots of reading
about back health.
Most were obvious and a few struck home.
One was the importance of staying well hydrated.
I like water, but I know I do not drink enough,
especially since my addiction to diet coke
and morning coffee started a year ago.
Also, yoga is good for your back.
Yes, yoga.
Tried yoga a few years back and could not
get into the positions much less stay in the positions.
Well......, I started looking for beginner yoga dvds
and did find a couple.
Next, your weight is important to back health.
If you put on the extra pounds, your back must support it.
Then there is your diet.
I have not been eating healthy since Christmas.

Hydration, yoga, weight, and diet.
For the next 6 weeks I am going to focus on them.

Hydration- no sodas, no coffee, 8 glasses of water a day.

yoga- yoga stretches every am til my back is totally healed,
no pain that is,
then yoga for strength, walking then advance slowly back to running.

diet- a 6 week detox.
No dairy, no meats, no sugar, only raw and steamed veggies,
little grains.
My husband did this 9 months ago and he felt great.
Afterward, a sensible healthy diet.

Weight, well I am hoping that by eating and hydrating well,
the weight thing will not be a problem.
I do not need to lose much,
just want to break my unhealthy eating practices.
I think my taste buds will thank me.

As I look at the calendar, I notice Lent is upon us.
As I prepare for Easter by reflecting on Jesus
during this Lenten season,
I will also be cleansing my body.
Many blessings.


Michelle said...

Oh, I feel for you. I injured my back 2 years ago and am very careful to not get into that much pain again! Sounds like you are doing all the right things. I am working on strengthening my abs, too. My physical therapist gave me some great, gentle back exercises that I still try to do. I wish you the best. I know how painful that can be.

Hen Jen said...

hope you feel better soon. Yes, yoga is good for many things, good for you for trying it!

I injured my back after the birth of my 1st, and then again when nursing my babies were all huge, so I think that was the biggest factor in my injuries. With the last injury, I had to see a chiropractor for a few months, it was so bad I couldn't look over my shoulder.

get well soon, sending good thoughts and prayer your way!

Blessed Mommy said...

Michelle and Jen- thank you for your comments and prayers.